Running 2018 — Week 02/52

Weekly Miles Running: 4.0 miles Race: 0.0 miles Walking: 19.28 miles TOTAL MILES: 23.28 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 miles 2018 Miles Running: 10.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 32.7 miles TOTAL MILES: 57.8 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of July when I run my 180th race. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011. …

Running 2018 — Week 01/52

Weekly Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles Monthly Miles January 2018 Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles 2018 Miles Running: 6.0 miles Race: 15.1 miles Walking: 13.42 miles TOTAL MILES: 34.52 miles My estimated race schedule and results from January to the end of September. As always, races are subject to change. Races over 13.1 miles are numbered in parenthesis and numbered overall since July 2011.  1 — New Year’s Revolution Run…

Ode to Big Cottonwood Canyon …

I love Big Cottonwood Canyon. I’m pretty sure I’ve said that a million times on this blog. The proximity, scenery and elevation drop is bar none. Well, I shouldn’t say bar none, because Little Cottonwood Canyon, American Fork Canyon and even Emigration Canyon can give it a run for its’ money. But, when it comes down to it all, Big Cottonwood Canyon is the one that’s getting the last rose. I’ve been looking forward to this…

More miles going around in circles …

I’m kinda ready for this winter thing to pass. Seriously. Being regulated to treadmill and indoor track running is starting to make me slightly nutty. Well, okay, that wasn’t what made me nutty. And, that’s a whole post for another day. There’s simply no time to explain that all today. Anywho … I’m just ready for spring. I don’t run outside in the snow or in below freezing temperatures — there’s too much risk for…

RACE #132: St. George Marathon

Back in 2012 when I started marathoning I ran three marathons in three months. I thought I was nuts (I was). I never thought I would be in a situation again where I would be doing that many marathons not just within three months, but within four weeks. That’s crazy … to at least me. I know there’s nothing special about it — there are many many many more impressive feats by much much much…

Monday Morning Runner

It was a weekend of ups and downs for me. Luckily it was more of an up than a down for me. But, more on that later. I ran the Beat the Heat 5K with my friend Jordan on Saturday. This was Jordan’s first 5K and quite the accomplishment for him. I shared a good portion of his story on Friday, but Jordan has cerebral palsy so running doesn’t come naturally or easy for him….

RACE #125: Utah Midnight Run

I’ve said this a lot the past week — but, I’ll say it again. It’s kinda hard to believe that I’ve ran 125 races in my 180 race goal so far. I’ll be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the beginning of this little journey this weekend when I run the Handcart Days Half. Not only was that my first half marathon, but it was my 100th as well. So, naturally, it has a special place…

[DEEP BREATH] … the fun and madness is about to go into full swing!

First off — Happy 7 Eleven Day! Happy Slurpee Day! This is truly a holiday worth celebrating. But, oddly, I am not this year. Unless there is a sudden change of rules, Slurpees are not on the Whole30 diet. Which is such a shame. Especially considering it’d probably make it the most popular diet in America. But, alas, it is not — for obvious reasons. So any of my Slurpee drinking friends out there — please…